Sukhpal Khaira of Congress asks AAP Minister if he was present with Deep Sidhu during Red Fort violence

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On Thursday, August 9, All India Kisan Congress President, MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira took to Twitter to share a video of AAP Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar seen with late Khalistani sympathizer and actor Deep Sidhu at the time of the violence at the Fort Red on January 26. last year and demanded answers from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. Deep Sidhu has been singled out as one of the main instigators of the Red Fort violence on Republic Day.

“Dear @ArvindKejriwal & @BhagwantMann ji please clarify if your Transport Minister @Laljitbhullar is part of Kesri Nishan Sahib hoisting on Red Fort with Deep Sidhu? does he keep a minister in his cabinet? I am subject to correction!” tweeted the Congress leader.

In the video shared by the Congress Minister, Minister AAP can be seen present at the time of the violence at Red Fort on January 26 last year. He appeared in the video with Deep Sidhu, who was arrested last year for his role in inciting violence and vandalism at Red Fort on Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor rally.

On January 26, 2021, Khalistan supporters stormed the grounds of the historic Red Fort and desecrated India’s symbol of sovereignty right after the Republic Day celebrations. They had brutally attacked security personnel and police officers stationed at the scene and disrespected the Indian national flag by hoisting two other flags, one being the “Kesari flag” (flag with the sacred Sikh symbol) over the Fort. Red.

Sharing the video, the Congress leader asked AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann about their silence on the matter. Saying that Laljit Bhullar was present with Deep Sidhu during the siege of Red Ford, Kaira questioned why Laljit Bhullar was still serving in the cabinet.

The initial question posed by the Congress leader did not sit well with several Khalistan supporters who descended on his schedule to question him instead.

A Khalistani supporter has slammed the Congress leader and said he should technically answer for the AAP leadership to explain why he kept this video for so long.

Another disgruntled Khalistani fan chastised the Congress leader saying hoisting the Nishan Sahib was completely normal.

Deep Sidhu charged with inciting violence at Red Fort on Republic Day

The now deceased actor Deep Sidhu had been in hiding since the day of the Red Fort violence and posted videos on social media blaming other “farmer leaders” who spoke out against him. Khalistani’s supporters, who stormed the grounds of the historic Red Fort and desecrated the symbol of Indian sovereignty, brutally attacked security personnel and police officers stationed there, disrespected the national flag of India by hoisting two other flags. In one video, Khalistan rioters were seen pushing members of the Delhi police from atop a high wall, seriously injuring hundreds of them.

Sidhu rose to prominence after his video expressing his support for the ‘farmers’ protest went viral on the internet. However, his Khalistan leanings were laid bare when, in an interview with journalist Barkha Dutt, the actor was seen hailing Khalistan terrorist Bhindranwale as a hero. After Sidhu’s role of inciting ‘farmers’ to take up arms against Delhi police on the day of the tractor rally came to light, the ‘farmers’ leader, who had hitherto backed Sidhu for his support of the demonstrations, pinned the blame for the violence on him and accused him of plotting to derail the “peasant” protests.

Republic Day Riots

On January 26, groups of suspected farmers forced their way into Delhi under the guise of a tractor rally. They created a riot-like situation in which over 300 police officers were injured and properties worth millions were damaged. The rally was supposed to be a protest rally against farm laws named Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment ) Act, 2020 which were passed in September 2020.

Visuals that emerged from the riots showed how the alleged farmers attempted to mow down police personnel with tractors, attacked them with swords, batons and other weapons, and ruthlessly attacked police personnel at Red Fort . A group of rioters including Deep Sidhu, Gurjot Singh, Jugraj Singh and others reached the Red Fort and raised two flags with the holy Sikh symbol. Interestingly, the hoisting of the flag was in line with provocations by the terrorist organization Sikhs For Justice, whose founder had announced a cash prize for the person or people who would raise the flag on the Red Fort. A total of 43 cases have been recorded in connection with the riots.

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